wild oat

(Avena fatua)

Conservation Status
wild oat
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

Up to 48

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
 

Common oat (Avena sativa) reaches only 24 at maturity.

 
     
 
Habitat
 
 

 

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

Mid-spring

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 22, 28.

 
  1/2/2014      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native to Asia, Europe, Northern Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. Introduced to North America; escaped cultivation; naturalized.

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Liliopsida (monocots)  
 

Order

Poales (grasses, sedges, cattails, and allies)  
 

Family

Poaceae (grasses)  
  No Rank BOP clade  
  Subfamily Pooideae  
  Supertribe Poodae  
  Tribe Poeae  
  Subtribe Aveninae  
 

Genus

Avena (oats)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Anelytrum avenaceum

Avena fatua ssp. meridionalis

Avena fatua var. glabrata

Avena fatua var. intermedia

Avena fatua var. vili

Avena fatua var. vilis

Avena intermedia

Avena lanuginosa

Avena meridionali

Avena patens

Avena pilosa

Avena sativa var. fatua

Avena sativa var. sericea

Avena septentrionalis

Avena vilis

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

drake

flaver

flaxgrass

oatgrass

potato oats

red oats

spring wild oat

Tartarian oat

wheat oats

wild oat

wild oats

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Wildcrafting Avena fatua (Wild Oats)
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Uploaded on Apr 12, 2011

Wildcrafting Avena fatua (Wild Oats) with herbalist, Lynda Emashowski near San Luis Reservoir, California on April 12, 2011.

   
       
  New Methods of Wild Oat Control Can Save Time & Money
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Published on May 29, 2013

Neal Harker discusses some of the new research into wild oat control.

   
       

 

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